Outrage has ensued over Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” cruel immigration policy that has resulted in 2,000 migrant children being separated from their families at the U.S. border in only 6 weeks. Gut-wrenching photographs of children in cages have circulated, giving us a clear image of what’s taking place at our Southern border as kids are stolen, ripped apart from their families because of Trump’s policy.
Trump will do anything to get funding for his ego-wall, including holding children hostage. In April, the former reality show star announced that he was ordering National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico but after the news broke of how cruelly migrant families are being treated, two Governors are now refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the border over the “inhumane treatment of children.”
On Monday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R), through a spokeswoman, said that Baker has “directed the National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the Southwest border today because the federal government’s current actions are resulting in the inhumane treatment of children.”
New York Gov. Cuomo (D) said that his state will not deploy National Guard troops to the border.
“The administration’s unconscionable treatment of families at our border is a moral outrage and an affront to the values that built this state and this nation,” his statement reads.
NEW: Gov. Cuomo says New York will not deploy National Guard to the border.
“The administration’s unconscionable treatment of families at our border is a moral outrage and an affront to the values that built this state and this nation.” https://t.co/Zs3yHTZywf pic.twitter.com/3jL8js3kNS
— ABC News (@ABC) June 18, 2018
Colorado’s Governor has had it, too. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) on Monday took executive action barring any state resources from being put toward the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border.
Trump’s move to send the National Guard to the border was all for show. As it happens, the troops that the so-called president* sent to the U.S.–Mexico border in April are performing menial tasks such as shoveling horse shit, feeding horses, and changing flat tires. Raise your hand if you’re surprised.
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